Ne (kana)

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ne
Hiragana Katakana
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai NE.png Japanese Katakana NE.png
Transliteration ne
Hiragana origin
Katakana origin
Braille ⠏
Unicode U+306D, U+30CD
Semaphore
Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 9.svgJapanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 2.svgJapanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 1.svg
kana gojūon
wa ra ya ma ha na ta sa ka a
wi ri mi hi ni chi shi ki i
n ru yu mu fu nu tsu su ku u
we re me he ne te se ke e
wo ro yo mo ho no to so ko o

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in two strokes, while the katakana is made in four. Both represent [ne].

As a particle, it is used at the end of a sentence, equivalent to an English, "right?" or "isn't it?" It is also used as slang in Japan to get someone's attention, the English equivalent being "hey" or "hey, you."

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal n-
(な行 na-gyō)
ne
nei
nee
ねい, ねぃ
ねえ, ねぇ
ねー
ネイ, ネィ
ネエ, ネェ
ネー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing ね
Stroke order in writing ネ
Stroke order in writing ね
Stroke order in writing ね
Stroke order in writing ネ
Stroke order in writing ネ

Other Representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NE KATAKANA LETTER NE HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12397 U+306D 12493 U+30CD 65416 U+FF88
UTF-8 227 129 173 E3 81 AD 227 131 141 E3 83 8D 239 190 136 EF BE 88
Numeric character reference ね ね ネ ネ ネ ネ
Shift JIS 130 203 82 CB 131 108 83 6C 200 C8
ね / ネ in Japanese Braille
ね / ネ
ne
ねい / ネー
/nei
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

In popular culture[edit]

In the manga "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo" ね is Jelly Jiggler's least favorite kana.